Gandy Digital, the Canadian manufacturer of large-format digital inkjet printers, announced the official launch of the Gandy Digital Gladi8tor UV flatbed inkjet printer at FESPA 2015.
Driven by an in-line ‘8 Blade’ printhead configuration, the new Gandy Digital Gladi8tor enables a double CMYK set-up to deliver twice the speed (up to 240 sq. m) of its own Domin8tor and Pred8tor models. This makes the printer the most productive solution in its class and allows customers to increase production and better meet tight deadlines.
Removing the previous issue of white ink density on transparent or non-white substrates, the new Gandy Digital Gladi8tor provides a double white ink capability, assuring customers of high print and colour quality. With a simple one time set-up and print process, the Gandy Digital Gladi8tor also offers a new layered print option enabling the production of multi-layered color images and white.
Sandwiching white or doubled-sided banners with white and black between images, this capability enables the production of profitable new applications including backlit jobs. Also utilizing the newly-launched Gandy Digital Pred8tor High Adhesion UV Inks, customers are able to enjoy reduced print cracking and job returns on a range of plastics substrates including acrylic. In addition, the low ink usage of Gladi8tor technology ensures that the printer boasts one of the lowest operating costs on the market – further driving customer profitability.
“We truly believe that our new Gladi8tor technology is breaking new ground,” commented Shmulik Lazgiel, Gandy Digital EMEA Managing Director. “Print houses around the world are looking for print engines to enable them to further streamline their workflow and remain competitive. They are also seeking to produce and sell new high value applications—Gladi8tor delivers both these capabilities.”